Real Estate History: Chronical of Trends
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The History, Growth and Development

Real Estate Agents, Real Estate Brokers and
Real Estate Brokerage Companies.

Change, Innovation, Events and Companies shape our future every day, as they did in the past. The following is a synopsis of the key events and entities that have and continue to shape the residential real estate brokerage business in Northern America. I hope you find the accounts of yesterday helpful in understanding where we are today as much as I hope that you find by analysis of current trends impacting our industry.

If you have any suggestions to improve this research or have information that you can provide that will make this more extensive please take the time to complete the online form and I will personally evaluate it for inclusion in this chronicle of times gone by.

This history of the residential real estate brokerage industry was compiled by Stefan Swanepoel, thirteen-time author of real
estate books such as Real Estate confronts Reality (1994), Real Estate confronts the e-Consumer (1999),
Real Estate confronts
the Future
(2004) and the Swanepoel Trends Report (2007). Stefan is CEO of the

RealtyU Group, the largest career development company in the real estate industry.  He blogs regularly at RealBlogging and can be reached via email. Make sure to read his latest post on bad credit loan tips. To provide updates or corrections to the history complete the online form.  © 2006.